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Windows 7: War of Attrition with my Partition, itís doin' my head


10 Jun 2009   #11

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Tram,

Looking at your image, you will need to extend K into that 1.40 GB unallocated partition. Yes, you should have K or a drive that size as an option to select to install XP on during it's installation.
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Hello Brink,

Any idea what I did wrong, your tutroials are quite straight forward.

How do I extend K: into the 1.40 GB unallocated partition.

And will I then see K: in the windows setup.


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10 Jun 2009   #12
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

This will show you how to extend K into the unallocated partition.

Partition or Volume - Extend


I'm afraid that I do not know what you may be doing wrong in the XP installation though.
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10 Jun 2009   #13

Win7
 
 

Hi Brink,
do I have to delete Partition K first or do I just follow from step 2.?
Partition or Volume - Extend
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I'm afraid that I do not know what you may be doing wrong in the XP installation though.
Not sure I'm doing anything wrong as such, it's exactly as the links you provided said it would be, accept I didn't see K: partition as expected which is why I quit.

This may hopefully fix it.
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10 Jun 2009   #14
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

From step 2 since that partition is already unallocted that you want to extend into.
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10 Jun 2009   #15

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
From step 2 since that partition is already unallocted that you want to extend into.

Thank you Brink

that went great but still K: partition not recognized in Win XP set up, any clues?

I'm not doing anything wrong, partition simply isn't recognized.

I got one idea let me try this by you, when I set up the K; partition up I gave it a name " Win XP 32 bit K:, should I have in the instance simply assigned it the drive letter K:. Could that be the problem, If so how do I rename it or should I delete the K: partition and start all over?
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10 Jun 2009   #16

Win7
 
 

OK, renamed the partition to L: and this is seen in Disk Management and My Computer but the partition is still not been reconised by set up in WIN XP, any ideas?
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10 Jun 2009   #17
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Strange. When you get to step 5 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial, what do you see listed in that same image?
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10 Jun 2009   #18

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Strange. When you get to step 5 in METHOD TWO of the tutorial, what do you see listed in that same image?
Exactly as it appears in step 5 accept in the box mine reads, ( on three lines ),

Exactly as it appears in step 5 accept in the box mine reads,

Unknown disk there is no disk in this drive.

There is no disk in this drive
131072MB disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

C: Partition1 [unknown] 131072MB 131071 MB free ( this line is high lighted/selected) and to press enter.

I quit as I don't want to overwrite Win 7.

Please note C; partition1,...... is that how it should read?

I ask the question again is there a problem installing a 32 bit OS on a partition created within a 64 bit environment?
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10 Jun 2009   #19
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm not sure why it doesn't see if for you. It should read C: Partition3 I would think for it.
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11 Jun 2009   #20

Win7
 
 

Still unable to get a partition up and running.

This is what I did last night after receiving further advise.

I deleted the partition and then reallocated the space to C:, then started over.

I created a 60GB partition K: but this time instead of formating it in NTFS I had an option to do so in ex fat, so choose this, proceeded to install XP but partition is still not recognized in the set up, ( same issue as before ).

The thinking behind this was during the XP home upgrade partition set up I have to insert a Window 98SE disk for previous OS installation, (98SE wouldn't recognize NTFS hence the fat format on the partition--------well it made sense to me and it might have worked,

Still not to be defeated, I deleted the partition again, reallocated, created FAT partition but didn't format, and tried to re-install XP, ( but no joy, getting the same issue).

I'm flummoxed, either I can create a Fat 32 bit partition within/under Win 7 or I can't.

Some further advise was to reinstall Win XP over Win 7 RC and create a partition within XP for Win 7,.........but I'm so not sure on this approach as I have got Win 7 working just great and it's a lot of fussing around.

Is the problem the two different file systems on the same HD, as I wrote I can see the K: partition in Disk management and My Computer, I might be missing a step but I don't think I'm doing anything wrong.
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